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've seen in the past four years. and what mr. romney is trying to say is, look, we have all these people out of work. we have all these people with jobs whose incomes are not growing. let's lower rates, broaden the base, be respectful of the middle class and the deficit by but have a better tax policy in place. it's good positions for him. the president can't even get the first step right. instead of lowering rates and broadening the base, he is insisting on raising taxes. that's a bit of a tough sell right now. it was the same president who, in 2010, said we can't afford to raise taxes on anyone. the economy is too weak. we're growing faster then than we are now. >> how big an issue could it be for democrats if mitt romney successfully makes the case? >> you know, this is how i see it. imagine you're going into -- you want to buy a car, right? >> yeah. >> you go to the car dealership and the dealer says i've got this great car for you. it goes zero to 60 in two seconds and it's climate control, turbo charged and guess what, it's electric and it flies and it's only $10,000. and you say,
, that's completely weird, mainly because the night the tape aired, mr. romney rushed to a microphone to defend, defend his 47% remarks and he kept defending them, he and his supporters, for days after that. >> well, you know, it's not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to a question and i'm sure i could state it more clearly and in a more effective way. >> the point of all of this is that the size of government is too big, and if we don't do something about it, we're going to really lose the very idea of america. >> those that are dependent upon government and those that think government's job is to redistribute, i'm not going to get them. >> there are makers and takers. there are producers and there are parasites. >> clearly what we do have, very clearly, is a government and a society here in this country that is becoming dependent. >> senator ron johnson was even blunter about defending the 47% remarks, saying quote, i think the basic point is correct, it's what this election is about. for mr. romney, that was then. now on that and a num
obama. >> let's play another clip. one more. here we go. >> oh, my god. >> mr. romney, despite your best efforts, there is still some skepticism as to whether you will serve out all four years if elected governor. perhaps this might be a way to prove it. would you be willing to write a check for, say, a million dollars to be forfeited to the state if you renege on that promise and do not survive all four years? >> i'm not wild about gimmicks, i must admit. and i'm afraid it would bounce anyway. so -- but let's stand back -- let's stand back and -- >> so in watching that then, shannon, and i'm sure you watched some of the primary debates this past year, have you seen any major differences in mitt romney from then until now? >> yeah, he got a lot cheaper. the last time he was trying to bet it was only $10,000, not a million dollars. in all reality, in all reality i think that he's gotten better as a debater. he's had over 20 debates with his republican opponents. that certainly, i think, will help him tonight. that being said, even though i think his debating tactics and style will certain
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to the people at home. mitt romney talked right to president obama, addressed him by name as mr. president. this was a very deliberative thing and deliberate thing that mitt romney did. no question that's something that he practiced. you know, we know he spent countless hours of practicing and preparing and it just sort of shows you that it's not just what people say or die say in these debates, it's how they say it. it's their body language. it's -- it's the way they look and absolutely kril to the overall feel. you know, i've been talking a lot and looking at this debate a lot, especially the morning after, and it's pretty clear there wasn't necessarily a win or loss because of a zinger, it was the overall feel that mitt romney was really present and president obama really wasn't. >> dana bash, i have your assignment from here going forwards and that is that 47% of folks asked said the debate did not influence their vote one way or another. so you have something to work with coming out of this. dana, thanks. >>> before the dust even settled from this first presidential debate, there were
remains above the crucial 50% mark at 52%. mr. romney is close but still in negative territory at 49%. he enjoys an edge on handling the deficit and joblessness, but trails on virtually every other big issue, including medicare, taxes and foreign policy. keeping them honest, when it comes to some of those issues, both candidates have come up short either on specifics or credibility. issues like cutting taxes without ballooning the deficit or burdening the middle class. the romney campaign has been asked again and again for specifics. here's running mate paul ryan just yesterday on fox news. >> there's been a traditional democrat and republican consensus lowering tax rates by broadening the tax base works. and you can -- >> i have to -- you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> chris wallace kept trying but came away empty-handed. he's not the only one. take a look. >> which of the deductions are you going to be willing to eliminate? which of the tax credits are you going to -- when are you going to be able to tell u
that. >> what about the one of him and mitt romney? alarming orange jacket there from mr. romney? >> i think they are trying to sort of like -- sort of like the normal guys next door. >> what about the first ladies? very different styles. quite fashionable to me. >> michelle is definitely fashionable. as a matter of fact, i would like her to wear my clothes. and i think mrs. romney looks very conservative, and i think maybe they want to portray her as being very conservative. >> and, finally, you have a cause very dear to your heart. about autism. a powerful clip. >> in a small town of elmira, new york, a boy was born into an all-american family. the odds of him achieving his dream in the fashion industry? 1 in 23 million. the odds of having a child diagnosed with autism? 1 in 88. i am tommy hilfiger, and my family is affected by autism. learn more at autismspeaks.org/signs. >> why is this such a cause for you? >> my family has been affected by autism. i learned 1 in 88 children are being diagnosed and there is no cure. there is no real government funding. there is no reason for the ca
weapons ban, president obama is a yes with an asterisk. mr. romney moves from a yes to a no. here is why. in 2004 governor romney signed a permanent assault weapons band in massachusetts. now candidate romney says he opposes any new laws. after aurora, mr. obama stressed the need for a ban on assault weapons. >> a lot of gun owners would believe that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not criminals. >> reporter: the reason obama's yes has an asterisk is because in four years no new gun control laws have been enacted. under obama's watch, concealed weapons are now allowed on amtrak trains and on national parks. >> he's continued to pay lip service to those things, but he hasn't shown real leadership in pursuing those changes. >> yes, background checks have gotten more thorough for people under obama for people illegally buying guns in gunshots. the big problem remains to be gun shows and the internet, specifically unlicensed dealers selling firearms to buyers with no background check needed. president obama has supported closing the gun show loophole in the past. the white house says
, mr. romney or president obama, that's not true because with so many people watching, people want to know i'm hearing the truth. it shouldn't be let me wait two hours later to get the truth. call them out on the lies whoever says it, on the spot. >> sometimes, that takes a tough level of preparation. >> that's why you have a team to decide and that's their job. >> it's not just about preparation. >> subjective. i can't believe i'm saying that -- >> president obama -- promised he would not raise middle class taxes. in his affordable care act, there are a number of tax increases that will impact households making less than $250,000 per year. one thing or another is that a tax increase or not? it is through the tax system. so, did you lie? he's going to say no, i did not lie. >> you say something, you call him out on it. here's the deal. romney's not going to try to bring it up in the debate. nor will president obama because the moment you do, you have opened the door for your opponent to actually you out. so, responsibility's going to rest on the debate moderator, who is not going t
is probably not whether the government will keep growing under mr. obama or mr. romney, but rather how fast. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >>> child sex trafficking, those three words pretty disturbing. even more disturbing, how some websites make ordering a girl for sex just as simple as ordering a pizza. coming up at 7:
. this from the "new york times." it says, "mr. romney's team has concluded that debates are about creating moments and has equipped him with a series of zingers he has memorizened and has been tracksing on aides since august." now, they're right debates are about moments but ain an amusin image. mitt romney sitting in a room peppering them with zingers. i would like to be on the wall hearing that. >> not about zingers, serious substantive policy. and in "the washington post" showing a virtual dead heat with the president and mitt romney. obama with a slight edge. 49-47%. but also in this survey, it delves down into the expectations game for this debate. what can you tell me about those numbers, peter? >> reporter: despite what chris christie said, and that is sort of another mixed message coming out of the romney campaign, romney is winning the expectations game if you look at the polls. more likely to win the debate, president obama 55%. mitt romney just 31% of likely voters expect him to win the debate. that's a good place to be for him going in there, but like you said, there's a lot of
weapons ban. president obama is a yes, but with an asterisk. mr. romney moves from a yes to a no. here's why. in 2004, governor romney signed a permanent assault weapons ban in massachusetts. now, candidate romney says he opposes any new laws. >> we need a president who will enforce current laws, not create new ones that only serve to burden lawful gun owners. >> reporter: after aurora, mr. obama stressed the need for a ban on assault weapons. so that's a yes. >> a lot of gun owners would agree that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals. >> reporter: the reason obama's yes has an asterisk is that in four years, no new gun control laws have been enacted. in fact, under obama's watch, concealed weapons are now allowed on amtrak trains and in national parks. >> he's continued to pay lip service to those things. but he hasn't shown real leadership in pursuing those changes. >> reporter: yes, background checks have gotten more thorough under obama. where people legally buying guns in gun shops. but the big problem remains gun shows and the internet. specifica
he has done. and, again, mr. -- you talked about etch a sketch. we don't know what mr. romney is about. on one hand he talked for the last 18 is months about a $5 trillion tax cut and the next thing you know, abracadabra, it is gone. etch a sketch moment. i think this president laid out what he wants to do with regard to helping this country, the middle class, do better. making sure we have jobs, making sure we have -- repair our infrastructure and preparing our young people for this global society. so -- you know -- >> but you -- but you started, sir did a. >> let me say this. >> let me stop you, if i may. you started by saying the limited polling shows that it didn't have much of an impact. i don't know what limited polling you are talking about. because one, i don't think enough time has passed for the real polls to take mace. the polling that was done immediately, cnn's polling, done immediately after the debate by people that watched the debate it was devastating. numbers flipped. a very wide, you know, multiple point margin for governor romney. so i think that you are mi
for his eelection should just quit. i don't believe he's in it to be fair. mr. romney did well, granted the media set the bar for him so low that if he didn't fall through a hole in the stage, he met expectations. perhaps the bar for the president was set too high or perhaps the man that some thought they knew back in 2008 never really existed. back then words like messiah and the new jfk were put on him, they weren't used by him. last night we saw mr. obama for what he really is, human. to think he's anything above that is unfair to the man. lisa in connecticut says i'm hoping that there is a plan to lull him and then crush him the next time with real facts, figures and no stumering or stammering. mitt romney still running on trust me. his positions keep changing. i'm not sure he gets credit for the message but the delivery was good. obama didn't have his teleprompter and looked confused and lost without it. obama has a poor record the last four years and romney had a chance to attack it without the liberal press protecting obama. pete in georgia says, don't you know? i'm sure it was a
in our poll of people who watched the debate. 67% to 25%, they thought mr. romney won the debate. when asked who was more likeable, debate watchers gave the two candidates essentially equal marks. that's one piece of spin that doesn't quite pass the sniff test. decide for yourself if this one does from the campaign's ben lebold who suggested mitt romney last night was acting. >> it was performance art. he locked himself into some bad positions that he took during the republican primary, tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, refusing to ask the wealthiest for a dime to reduce the deficit and those give us big openings to talk about on the campaign trail in key states in the weeks ahead. >> vice president biden, meantime, said his boss did a good job during a bright line between his policies and mitt romney's. >> i think the president did a wonderful job in making it clear just how stark that choice is. >> keeping them honest, that is precisely where the pundits, even those who support president obama, say he dropped the ball and when we asked our viewers whether mr. obama di
to cuts. >> mr. romney has rule out revenue. >> look, the revenue i get is more people working, getting higher pay, paying more taxes. that's how we get growth and balance the budget. the idea of taxing people more, putting more people out of work, you will never get there, you never balance the budget by raising taxes. spain spends 42% of their total economy on government. we're now spending 42% on our economy to government. i don't want to go down the path of spain. i want to put more americans to work. >> mr. president, in order to get the job done, it is going to be balanced? >> if we're serious, we have to take a balanced, responsible approach. by the way, this is not just when it comes to individual taxes, let's talk about corporate taxes. now, i have identified areas where we can right away make a change that i believe would actually help the economy. the oil industry gets 4 billion a year in corporate welfare. basically, deductions that those small businesses that governor romney refers to, they don't get. now, does anybody think that exxonmobil needs some extra money, when they
of tax breaks for people out there. but that's what mr. romney is saying he won't do. he's saying he has all these specifics in terms of cutting deductions, finding ways of closing loopholes so that people would pay more and there wouldn't be this giant tax cut but he wouldn't say what that would be. this lack of detail sincere really a huge problem. that makes romney's claim incomplete. the president's claim false. you just can't assume the worst. the real problem, fundamentally, we just don't have the details of how this would work. we don't really know how to measure the statements of either man other than the way we have at this point. >> don't you wish someone would have pressed mitt romney on that issue last night? >> honestly, people have been pressing him on t the president tried to him press him on it last night. the romney people have consistently -- they've given a little bit more information on what they're going to talk about. for example, people are worried about the mortgage interest deduction on their taxes, whether or not that's one of the loopholes that romney would clo
's that personal relationship and don't forget that mr. romney also went to israel over the summer and visited. israel is very important for him obviously politically. >> it could help him to pick up jewish votes spshgs that could be important in places like florida. he also could pick up some christian -- conservative christians who support israel, and then also, it gives him a chance to slam mr. obama on iran and try to make the case that obama is weak on iran, so it is useful for him on a number of levels. >> all right. jill, wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall or listening in on either one of those phone conversations today. if you get a heads up or read-out, please let us know. thanks, jill. >> nearly 100 people were killed in syria today. we're talking about today during attacks between the government troops and rebel fighters. >> most of those people died here fighting in the city of aleppo. you see those images there. it is the same day that secretary of state hillary clinton is there. they're dedicate to ending the syrian civil war and helping the people whose lives have been ru
to draw them into my campaign. >> but last night, a complete about face. now mr. romney is denouncing those remarks. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer questions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. and in this case i said something that is just completely wrong. and i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. and that's been demonstrated throughout my life. and this whole campaign is about the 100%. when i become president, it will be about helping the 100%. >> cnn political editor paul steinhauser is here. we also have seen romney embrace the same massachusetts health care reforms he's previously shunned and he's doing that before some conservative audiences. is he simply just trying to move to the middle with just 32 days before the election? >> yeah, and maybe people are saying the same thing about the debate performance from mitt romney the other night in denver, that his position seemed to be shifting a little bit. on this, on the specific comment you ju
is it that mr. romney proposes doing? that's what's -- >> the question to you, general, with all respect. >> that's okay. >> what's the president of the united states doing? romney wants to be president but the president is the president. >> president's working with allies in the region to try to provide hue human taryn assistance. working with groups to try to form a legitimate and recommendsed political opposition. working to -- with others to try to hold down the delivery of heavy weapons to the region. working with other allies that are providing some assistance and some information on who the syrian resistance leaders are so it's humanitarian, political, diplomatic. it's everything we can do short of using military force. i'm sure the military options have been looked at. an air campaign has been looked at. taking out the ground defense. both of those are major military operations. they involve war. they don't have -- they don't have strong support from nato allies. it's more go it alone for the united states. >> all right. >> an they don't seem to be that effective in addressing th
of the romney campaign, supporters, chief among them, mrs. romney, on the other side, obama supporters and campaign, chief among them first lady michelle obama. there are a lot of other folks watching everything these men do. not just this evening when they begin to talk. but what they've been doing leading into this. i want to bring in chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. you wonder in those final moments before they take the stage, what are they doing? what do you know about the president's activities? >> candy, the president is right now headed over to this debate site, and i can tell you he had an easier day of debate prep than he has the last few days. he began with an exercise waking up and doing some exercise and then having some lighter prep with his advisers before he got on a plane, flew here to walk through the debate hall. went to his hotel, did some prep in his hotel room, and then he took some down time and finally saw the first lady. it is their 20th wedding anniversary tonight. they met up with brief time together and then they relaxed, had down time a little
new jersey governor chris christie, because he was setting the bar high for mr. romney. listen. >> he's going to come in wednesday night, lay out his vision for america, he's going to contrast what his view is with what the president's record is, the president's view for the future and this whole race is going to be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> upside down is what he says. in just a few minutes we're going to be talking about wednesday night's debate and the president's preparations with brad woodhouse, communications director for the democratic national committee. first some of the other stories making news in d.c. getting ready for wednesday's debate coverage is john berman. hey, john, good morning. >> we're doing debate prep just like the candidates here in washington. start overseas, soledad. the taliban taking responsibility for an attack in eastern afghanistan that killed at least 14 people. civilians, police, and three nato soldiers. officials say the suicide bomber targeted a joint patrol using a motorcycle packed with explosives. this attack comes a day after
inherented, it was caused by the same policies that mr. romney would take us back to. >> but unemployment is -- the income is down. >> you know, in ohio -- and i'm -- >> but there are 47 other states. unemployment around the country is up. >> there are 49 other states but there are a handful of swing states. and my understanding is looking at the latest polls, that every swing state, perhaps say north carolina -- and that's considered a toss-up -- the president has at least a slight lead. and in some states, like hoirks a very sizeable lead. >> he may have a lead but that doesn't mean unemployment is down there. >> no, it doesn't. well, in our state, unemployment is much improved. we are below the national average. and that's because the president saved the auto industry. that's because the president passed the recovery act. and so we're starting to see here in the midwest, in these manufacturing states, manufacturing come back. the president has provided that kind of leadership. you can't argue with the success that we've experienced here in ohio. but that success, i think, is being seen
. mr. romney moves from a yes to a no. here's why. in 2004, governor romney signed a permanent assault weapons ban in massachusetts and now candidate romney says he any new laws. >> we need a president to enforce current laws that create new ones that only serve to baffle lawful gun owners. >> reporter: so that's a yes. >> a lot of gun owners believe ak-47s belong in the hands of soldier, not the hands of criminals. >> reporter: the reason obama's yes has an asterisk, that in four years, no new gun control laws have been enacted. under obama's watch concealed weapons are now allowed on am track trains and in national parks. >> he's continued to pay lip service to those things but he hasn't shown real leadership pursuing those changes. >> reporter: yes, background checks have gotten more there or rogue under obama for people legally buying guns in gun shops. the big problem remains gun shows and the internet, specifically unlicensed dealers selling firearms to buyers with no background check needed. president obama has supported closing the gun show loophole in the past but the white ho
go again type zinger and frankly, the idea of mitt romney, mr. phony, delivering some kind of canned zinger, that's exactly the wrong strategy and i suspect this is just misdirection by the romney campaign. >> i love that ross just called mitt romney mr. phony. i'm done. thank you, ross. >> he just zinged you. very interesting. i will leave you to squabble over the "new york times" newsroom floor. thank you very much indeed. >>> tomorrow night, i sit down with arnold schwarzenegger. you watched the "60 minutes" interview but are left with unanswered questions. so was i so i asked them. arnold schwarzenegger tells all. a pretty moving interview. >>> coming up, a woman who says there are misconceptions about mormons. i will talk to one of the most famous mormons in the world, marie osmond. up. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're r
for mr. fix-it, mr. romney who's actually can bring bipartisan reform to washington, he's actually been able to pass historic bipartisan reforms president obama hasn't done in a bipartisan way. >> unfortunately, what would come up from that is, well, you might have been able to do some of those things, but you couldn't even run for re-election because your approval ratings were in the low 40s. so there's the problem. >> i want to disagree with the governor at my own peril, which is to say that i believe romney has to provide some meat on the bones here because the argument against him is that, okay, you've got this great budget planned, but how are you going to reform the tax code? >> if you look at what they did in the convention, the theory of the convention was the governor's theory. prove that mitt romney isn't a robot, that he is a human being, that he loves his wife, he loves his kids and so on. they were pretty successful at that. but beyond that then you have to say here's why he's not going to end medicare as we know it. here's why he's actually going to help the middle class.
about this fact. what about this fact, mr. speaker. romney claimed that president obama's cutting $716 billion from medicare that will affect current people in the program. was that a fact? >> that certainly is what the congressional budget office says. the numbers for that have been pretty well vetted over and over again. >> our own cnn fact checker says it's false. president obama's affordable care act allows for a reduction in the rate of growth over time in which money is coming from insurers and providers but not from beneficiaries. so in other words, it's not a fact, is it? >> wait a second. what he said is your guy didn't say it wasn't a fact, $716 billion were coming out of medicare. he just said they're targeted to one set of people on medicare but he didn't say they weren't coming out. so the question i have to ask you is simple. if you take $716 billion out of the program, how many hospitals are not going to take any more medicare patients? how many doctors aren't going to take any more medicare patients? this is a fundamental disagreement about the way the world works and i
expert, brett o'donnell of o'donnell and associates, he advised mr. romney earlier this year, coached him in what was considered to be his most successful debate in the premarry in the state of florida. >> wouldn't it be nice if people didn't make accusations somewhere else they weren't willing to defend here? >> nice to see you again. not to have you next to us in the studio but great to see you. >> good to see you. >> let's walk through what we can expect tonight. i know you're not coaching either candidate. what would your advice be? mitt romney must do what and not do what? president obama must do what and not do what? >> sure. governor romney has to make the debate about the president's economic policies and he has to connect those to the economic conditions we're in now. right now, people believe the economy is bad, but they're not blaming the president for it. tonight governor romney, standing face-to-face with president obama, has to connect those two things. he can't get defensive. the president, on the other hand, has to deflect from that. he has to make the debate about the cho
hadei. how do you think you can stop the gridlock in congress. mr. romney, please elaborate when you speak of the 47%. who exactly are you talking about? inquiring minds want to know. this from steve, mr. president, you said you would have the deficit and have a plan to pay down our debt within your first term and you haven't done so. so why should we trust you to keep your promise in your second term. from joe, to both, when will either of you stop worrying about your parties and start worrying more about our nation? facebook.com/carolcnn. keep the conversation going. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new completely re-imagined 2013 chevrolet malibu. sleek new styling... sophisticated dual cockpit design, and sport sculpted seats. available chevrolet mylink infotainment system. the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu. ♪ refined comfort to get you in a malibu state of mind no matter what state you live in. ♪ >>> today is the last day of baseball's regular season. we know all the playoff teams, but not all the division winners. the oakland a's and texas rangers play today to de
the moderator, jim lehrer, watch this. >> mr. romney, do you have a question you would like to ask the president directly about something he just said? >> jim, the president began this segment, so i think i get the last word. >> you're going to get the first word in the next segment. >> but he gets the first word of that segment, i get the last word -- >> here's a specific. >> mention the other one, let's talk the big one. >> no, let's not. >> two minutes is up, sir. >> i think i had five seconds before you interrupted me was -- >> i sometimes wonder if we even need a moderator because we had mitt romney. we should rethink that for the next debate. >> joining us now two journalists from the website dailydownload.com. lauren is the site's founder, editor and chief also former managing editor "usa today" howie is host of cnn's "reliable sources" and washington bureau chief for "newsweek" magazine. he said, this is jim lehrer, part of my moderator position was to stay out of the way of the flow and i had no problems with doing so. my only personal frustration was discovering 90 minutes was not enou
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